Mosfilm Vtoroe Tvorcheskoe Obedinenie


Fri., May 19, 1 p.m., Sat., May 20, 1 p.m., Sun., May 21, 1 p.m. and Mon., May 22, 1 p.m. 2017
$9 - $11

The Nuart is touting Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker as "one of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema," and it's not overreaching. For four straight days, the theater will screen Janus Films' new digital restoration of the 1979 Soviet masterwork, giving viewers a chance to visit "the Zone" — the liminal space sought by the characters where time seems to touch the eternal and men's deepest desires are laid bare. The story falls within the precincts of the sci-fi genre, but Tarkovsky is more concerned with inner space, as any random shot will reveal. The patience required of the viewer is amply rewarded by one of the most transcendent codas in all of film.


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